The New York Times has released an application programming interface (API) to its movie reviews, which is a rather significant feature. From the Times’ Open blog:
Finally — and this is the key — we’re giving you access to our Movies search feature, containing all 22,000 reviews indexed by title, reviewer’s name, director’s name, names of the top five actors, and plot keywords. So, if you’d like to build a list of what The New York Times thinks of Pedro Almodóvar or Lindsay Lohan, we’ve got you covered. And this is only the beginning: in the next few weeks we’ll be rolling out better lookup and search features that will let you call up reviews based on publication date or the movie’s release date, just to name two.